I know there is an exciting game tonight, and we'll get to that. First, your daily moment of Movember.
Did you know that Movember does not only focus on prostate and testicular cancer research? Movember also hopes to raise awareness of other men's health issues. One of the big issues with men's health? Depression. Did you know that men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women? Four times. That's significant enough to call that a men's health issue.
So, support the Movember campaign with donations, join our team, donate to our team. If you are suffering from depression, don't think you need to do so on your own. It is a medical condition that can be treated. Please, see a doctor. More importantly, see a qualified doctor.
Links and news, after the jump.
Offseason deals made to get Wild out of 'rut' | StarTribune.com - The Wild are Sharks made trades? Huh. Who knew?
Wild-San Jose game preview | StarTribune.com - The Strib previews the game.
Rocket's Red Glare: Fictional game between the Wild and North Stars | StarTribune.com - Gamer for a completely fiction game. Fun read. Unless, of course you think it will give the North Stars motivation.
Sharks' Burns eager to face former club - NHL.com - NHL Insider - I wonder what the other guys involved in this game think. Burns is eager, but Heatley doesn't really care, right?
Brent Burns might not be the No. 1 fan of the Minnesota Wild | Working the Corners - We've discussed this. I'm over it.
San Jose Sharks facts for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota Wild - San Jose Mercury News - SJ preview.
What others in Sharks-Wild reunion game have to say — plus fixing the San Jose penalty kill | Working the Corners - There are others? I don't believe you.
Off the Trail
Pass or Fail: Flyers’ controversial stall tactic vs. Lightning trap - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports - A completely embarrassing display by the Philadelphia Flyers. No surprise that Chris Pronger is involved. What a pathetic thing to do. Play the damn game.